‘That’s All, Brother’: Inside the plane that led D-Day

This was the last time we saw “That’s All, Brother,” the Douglas C-47 that led the D-Day invasion in World War II.

Photo courtesy of Commemorative Air Force.

The company that owned it was about to turn it into a more modern turboprop plane when someone researched its past and found it was the first plane of paratroopers into France.

The restoration process is underway to preserve the bit of history, but during the big AirVenture aviation festival in Oshkosh, Wis., this week, it was towed over from its home for a public viewing.

The goal of the Commemorative Air Force is to get into fixed up and into flying shape and fly it to Europe for the 75th anniversary of D-Day in 2019.